New York City is one of the most highly populated cities in the world, and as such, it sees heavy foot traffic. While the city life certainly has it’s upsides, the dangerous sidewalks city-goers are forced to trudge along are certainly not on the list. NYC sidewalks are constantly littered with debris, hazardous manhole covers, damaged grates, damaged street signs, and other types of hardware common to city walkways. Because of these hazards, NYC sidewalks often cause pedestrians serious injuries.
About City Responsibility
According to NYC laws, there are many specific maintenance requirements that workers must uphold to keep the streets safe. However, when the owners of these hazardous sidewalk covers, grates, and other street hardware fail to keep their property safe and secure, pedestrians can be harmed as a result. One misplaced cover, grate, or sign could cause someone to slip or trip, resulting in serious injury. Also, the sidewalks should be kept free of dangerous debris, including ice, snow, and hazardous spills.
Common types of sidewalk slip and fall injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Muscular sprains
If you were harmed on an NYC sidewalk because of someone else’s carelessness, let our firm help you seek compensation. Compensation can include coverage for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and more.